VA Dems Serve Their Corporate Masters

Posted on: Sun, 02/16/2020 - 21:30 By: Tom Swiss
Ralph Northham

Virginia was one of the first sates to enact a so-called "right to work" law, undermining unions by allowing workers to enjoy the benefits of unionized bargaining without paying their fair dues.

The General Assembly was considering a bill to repeal the "right-to-work" law, but it turns out the Democrat's bosses were not happy with that:

VA Democrats Kill Pro-Union Bill After Learning CEOs Oppose It (Intelligencer)

After gaining some momentum in recent weeks, the [right-to-work repeal] bill ultimately lost support after a fiscal estimate predicted it would cost the state millions of dollars...

You might be wondering how the VEDP went about calculating those figures. As it happens, the primary basis for its estimate appears to be a poll taken of corporate executives and consultants who — in a shocking turn of events — said that they actually like it when states suppress the bargaining power of their workers: